Most shop floors are uneven. So
whenever I build a shop-made tool stand, I allow for some handy leg levelers.
(They add about 2" to the height of the stand.)
The thing thats unusual about
this leveler is the rubber tip on the bottom. This keeps the stand from
walking across the shop floor shop if theres any vibration
produced by the tool.
The rubber tip is nothing more than the pad from
the bottom end of a crutch. (I picked them up at a local hardware store for
about 75 cents apiece.) The crutch tip fits over a dowel that has a hole
drilled in it to accept a carriage bolt, as you can see in the drawing at
After slipping on a washer and hex nut, the bolt threads into a
T-nut installed in the bottom of the leg. Note: To provide clearance for the
bolt as you adjust the leveler, youll need to drill a deep shank hole for
the T-nut, as shown in the Cross Section drawing at right.
The only thing to keep in mind
when using the leveler is the nut has to be tight. This keeps the dowel from spinning
as you adjust the leveler.